Dr. Marcus W. AlstonDr. Marcus W. Alston was Asheville's first black physician, according to resource persons (oldsters) and his granddaughter, Mrs. Laura Ford Horne.
Dr. Alston won the Erskine Medal in 1890 for the best examination in surgery at Shaw University, Raleigh, N. C. [The medal is being placed in the Research Center at UNC-A (1977).]
Dr. Marcus W. Alston
Mrs. Horne, who resides (1977) at 41 Grail Street, Asheville, N. C. 28801 held the following positions in the Asheville City Schools:
She retired in June 1973.
Grandson: Eugene Alston Ford - Deceased, Graduate of Hampton Institute, postal employee for 25 years in D.C.